176 valorous right arm of Acyutaraya, and an upholder of his warlike activities. Cokkanfitha, Caritra : Madras. Gov. Or. J/>j. Lib, D, No. 105L US. ACTUTABEVARAYA. SUMMARY. Then Acyutaraya was crowned in S.S, 1456 and ruled for 8 years UN til S. S. 1463. Ramaya Bhaskara, whom he appoint- ed as the governor of Kondavidu, built a fort called Mavulakota at the foot of the old hill fort on the tfrest with the material of the ruined palaces and temples of the time of the Eeddis. He also built within this fort a town and a beautiful shrine dedicated to the Grod Gropinatha. At that time, the seventy -two palaigars who held the district, on account of contumaciousness, rose up in rebellion and created much confusion, in defiance of the government Being convinced that it was not possible to sub- due them except by peaceful methods, Bamaya Bhaskara had recourse to a strategem. Around the temple of Gopinatha he erected a prakara within which he excavated a deep well on the north side of the shrine. When the work of the temple was completed he sent invitations to all the palaigars requesting them to be present on the occasion of the festival in the temple. He arranged that when the falaigars came to the temple, they should be admitted into it through the eastern gate one by one ; and while being led out of it through the northern gate, they should be pushed into the well suddenly. He destroyed the seventy -two palaigars in this fashion, and restored peace in the country. Then he named the new town Gopinatha- puram after the principal deity of the place and constructed temples to Q-ods Navanita Krsna, Mulasthanesvara and Angadi "Vfrabhadra. Moreover, he inflictad a defeat on a large Mussal- raan. force, and ruled the Andhramandala in great glory.* Kaifiy&t &f jr<mdavid# : Mac. Mss. 15-4-40, pp. 20-22. * The JZaifiyai cbmes to afi ead with an appropriate quotation of a Telngu verse ia rfcv* metre extracted from an inscription of Ramaya Bhaskara found in the temple of The T*ne simply alludes to the exploits of Ramaya Bhasfeara, a subordinate of A.cynt*devai3ya, who fcwlt a temple to the God Gopinatha, won a victory over thft in great glory.